Apple Responds to Threat of Italian Operations Shutdown
Apple has responded to Italian regulators who threatened the company with a shutdown of its operations in Italy for not complying with its two year free warranty law, reports Reuters.
On Monday, the country's watch dog agency said that despite being fined 900,000 euros, Apple has still not sufficiently complied to the antitrust request and threatened temporary closure of its operations in Italy and fines of up to an additional 300,000 euros.
Apple has launched an appeal against the original regulatory decision.
"We have appealed the recent decision of the (Italian) court as it was, in our view, based upon an incorrect interpretation of the law," Apple said in a statement emailed to Reuters. "We have introduced a number of measures to address the Italian competition authority concerns and we disagree with their latest complaint."
On its website, Apple is apparently offering a two-year free guarantee on defects existing at the time of delivery and one additional one-year free guarantee covering defects arising after delivery.